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Message started by John. on May 22nd, 2009 at 1:44pm

Title: Modify post limit?
Post by John. on May 22nd, 2009 at 1:44pm
I was trying to update the FAQ thread post but can't find the "modify" icon there to add new info to one of the posts.

It's there for recent posts, but wonder if there is some new feature that locks modifications to posts that are over xx days?

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by Rad on May 22nd, 2009 at 6:26pm
Hi John.

I just checked and it was set to "9999 minutes".

I changed it to "999,999 minutes".

See if that did the trick.

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by John. on May 22nd, 2009 at 7:06pm
It didn't affect the FAQ thread posts.  I only see "Mark & Quote" and "Quote" in those, which have a date of 4/11/07.

By my calculations, 2 years = 2x365x24x60=1,051,200 minutes

If you can temporarily increase it some more, I will be sure each post is updated.

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by Rad on May 22nd, 2009 at 7:16pm
Okay,  just saw this:


Quote:
Time limit for normal members to modify their posts (in days):

and changed from 30 to 99999.

Works?

Might have to hit 'Refresh'.

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by Rad.Test on May 22nd, 2009 at 7:24pm
ooh, i was just thinking .. i need to include the faq up on one of those TABS at the top.

whadaya think?

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by Rad on May 22nd, 2009 at 7:34pm
okay, i just tweaked another setting:


Quote:
Enable a time limit to modify posts?
If disabled the member can modify his post whenever he wants.

I removed check from box.

I can now see an edit button. How 'bout you?

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by NightOwl on May 22nd, 2009 at 7:49pm
@ Rad

I can see the *Modify* button.

So, the Admin can not modify either unless you uncheck that box to disable?

I guess I can see why one would not want members modifying their posts after a certain time--or deleting them--the search engines that have cataloged the threads will no longer be valid--and make the search results less valid.

So, I suppose we can make the occasional disabling when needed and then re-enable.

Off topic, but have you given any consideration to the *Global Moderator*, having a penalty box for spam postings, and the ability to ban spamming users.

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by Rad on May 22nd, 2009 at 10:28pm

NightOwl wrote on May 22nd, 2009 at 7:49pm:
Off topic, but have you given any consideration to the *Global Moderator*, having a penalty box for spam postings, and the ability to ban spamming users. 

I am cool with whatever you feel would be a good idea.

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by John. on May 23rd, 2009 at 8:53am

Rad wrote on May 22nd, 2009 at 7:16pm:
Okay,  just saw this:


Quote:
Time limit for normal members to modify their posts (in days):

and changed from 30 to 99999.
Works?


Yes that worked fine.  Thanks.

Saw an interesting distinction:  At the top of the post is the date/time (this case 4/17/07) which I thought was the last modified date.  That evidently is the date/time the post was ORIGINALLY created.

After being able now to click on the "modify" option, I see at the bottom of the modified message, another date which is 3/26/08.  That is evidently the last modified date; in my case about a year ago.

I understand the reasoning for not allowing modifications or deletions of older posts by members because as NIghtOwl stated, it can affect search and indexing options.

I'm done with editing now, and you can restore the setting back to whatever you feel appropriate.

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by NightOwl on May 23rd, 2009 at 9:53am
@ John.

I have re-set the restrictions.  Thanks for letting us know you were done!

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by Rad on May 23rd, 2009 at 12:18pm

John. wrote on May 23rd, 2009 at 8:53am:
which I thought was the last modified date

There *is* an option to include at the bottom of each post a note indicating when each post was LAST MODIFIED .. but we have disabled that 'feature' .. as I think it provides clutter .. and I do a lot of editing, and it makes me look like I can't get it right the first time.  :)

Yeah, now that we know how to toggle the setting, it would be easy to re-enable (& disable) should you again need to edit the FAQ, which either NightOwl or myself could do.

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by Rad on May 23rd, 2009 at 12:26pm
In case you were interested, I've uploaded & attached a screenshot of the 'Time Limit' section of the YaBB admin interface.
time_limit.gif (7 KB | 300 )

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by NightOwl on May 24th, 2009 at 10:20am
@ Rad


Quote:
There *is* an option to include at the bottom of each post a note indicating when each post was LAST MODIFIED .. but we have disabled that 'feature' .. as I think it provides clutter ..

Yeah--that was my *first responses* too!  But apparently that's a different function--it lists the last modified date as part of the thread--so everyone sees it. 

But, the new forum software apparently shows below the reply box, to the left--a series of options with check boxes--and at the very bottom of list, when you have hit the *Modify* button--it shows *Last Edit:*.  If it's never been modified--it has a *-* (dash).  But if you have previously made changes, it shows the date, or *Today*, and time of the last time the posting was modified.

So, that's a *private* listing of the last time you have modified your post so you know when it was.

Title: Re: Modify post limit?
Post by John. on May 24th, 2009 at 2:46pm

Rad wrote on May 23rd, 2009 at 12:18pm:
Yeah, now that we know how to toggle the setting, it would be easy to re-enable (& disable) should you again need to edit the FAQ, which either NightOwl or myself could do. 


Ok, thanks.  I hope all Moderators feel free to modify or add to any of the FAQ posts at any time.  I don't monitor all the boards all the time, so I can only add something that I feel might be helpful.

I'm sure I have missed lots of helpful tips, so any help appreciated.  Or maybe the FAQ should be moved to some other globally updatable place.

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